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I woke up in a great mood & I can't stop smiling!

Friday, September 07, 2012

I have been doing more for me lately. It is a bit stressful at times, because other people still expect the Old Routine. But I can't go back. I have to keep moving forward!

I woke up this morning, and I felt so good. When I was getting ready for work, I kept smiling and felt so giddy. I still feel really good! The songs on my Sirius radio were awesome & really made me smile more! Usually I only feel this way when I am REALLY excited about something. There isn't anything too crazy going on this weekend, so I am not sure why I am feeling this way. I think I just feel happier, healthier, and more motivated! I feel more flexible, and I do feel smaller. People scooch in their chairs to let me go by, but most of the time they don't even have to anymore! I like being able to fit through Small Spaces. =)

I did Zumba last night!!! and I am not as sore today. My hips hurt only when I first stand up from my office chair. I have yoga again next Monday. Four more yoga classes left. I may do some more 5K training tonight or tomorrow morning. I can't wait for my running belt to get here!

I also realized this morning, I like looking & commenting at other random Spark blogs. I see some people have 0 comments, and I know they need support too! I love this site. Whenever I am feeling down, I come on here and see all of the hard work everyone is doing. I see the successes and "failures" of everyone. We all have our good days and bad days. Thank you for the support over the past year! It really does make a difference. We all can reach our goals in time as long as we do it in our own way! I wish I could tell everyone about it. I do tell some people who ask me about my weight. They all say "Oh I will look into that site, I really want to lose weight too". Then I know most won't stick with it. =( I wish people would understand that their body is their life! A healthier lifestyle may be hard to start up, but it is definitely worth it in one way or another!

Keep sparking this weekend! Don't give up!
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MCJULIEO 9/7/2012 6:34PM

    I know that I am encouraged whenever you comment on my blogs! Thanks!

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PEPPYPATTI 9/7/2012 2:49PM

    Isn't that an awesome way to start your day! I know what you mean about other people writing blogs & no body reading them. As a team leader on several teams I do have the opportunity to catch them easier, especially the newer people. Without our support at the beginning they fade away. Have a great day!

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POMATOJUICE 9/7/2012 10:45AM

    I love those days where you wake up and everything feels wonderful!

I usually get that feeling in the fall when the awful Texas heat finally lets up :/ I used to call the 2 weeks of perfect weather "margarita season," since I just wanted to sit out on an outdoor restaurant patio and drink margaritas. I'll have to come up with something healthier this year!

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DARINJANECEK 9/7/2012 9:57AM

  Please share your secret! I had one of those mornings......

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I started my 5K training yesterday & zumba tonight!!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

My Mini-Goal for September is to lose 3 pounds. If that happens, I will be down to 172 and I will be at 78 pounds lost! I really hope I can get there.

I started my 5K training yesterday. I was going to do the Jeff Galloway training, but then I saw the Spark 5K program. I am going to do that one instead. I get weekly reminders and it is very easy to track! It was nice getting some jogging in. After the second jog, I got a pain in my right side. I stuck with it and got the other two minute jogs in as well. I printed out a sheet where I can write in the date of the day I did the training. I can also write in when I did yoga, zumba & other walks! I wrote down what intervals I am supposed to do that week to remind me!

I am excited about Zumba tonight. It really pumps me up just thinking about going!! I am glad I am finally getting more exercise in. I have been saying it for years & now I am actually doing it. The more I do, the more I look forward to it!

It is almost Friday already!! woohooooo

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MOEMOORE 9/8/2012 10:03AM

    I get all excited about Zumba as well - its addictive, in a good way!

Good luck with the 5K training!

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PEPPYPATTI 9/6/2012 6:04PM

    Way to go on your training. I started doing the Walk Away the Pound videos, now I just cannot stop myself from walking-everywhere-lol! Have fun at your Zumba class!
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OLIVIANIGHT 9/6/2012 11:52AM

    Excellent planning, that'll make it so much easier to stay on track!
I keep getting pains in my sides when I jog. Usually I just stretch for a few seconds and they go away.

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APIRLRAIN888 9/6/2012 10:38AM

    woohooo! good job

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ALICIALYNNE 9/6/2012 10:35AM

    Looks like a good plan!

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I emptied my closet of all 1X & most XL clothes! Woohoo!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I know I mentioned a few days ago I should get some new clothes. I got a few new work shirts for the fall/winter, but I didn't get any new dress pants yet. Last night, I went through my closet and tried on a lot of my older clothes size 1X & XL. I took the 2X & 3X clothes and put them in two trash bags. I am going to take them to Goodwill. I am going to keep the XL clothes just in case I need them later on. I have a big open space with empty hangers in my closet now. I also packed away two drawers worth of size 18 and some 16 pants. Next month I will put a lot of my sleeveless shirts away, and my closet will have even more space!

The picture of me with the droid shirt has a funny story about it. Two years ago, my roommate signed up for his verizon plan and got a size Large shirt. He is 5'10 and weighs 112 pounds. The shirt was way too big for him so he said I could have it. It was way to small for me - I weighed 250 at the time. I told him my goal would be to fit into that shirt. I didn't even start Spark until a year later. When I saw the shirt last night while going through everything, I wondered if it fits - and it does! Now I have a nice long sleeved shirt for outside during my fall workouts.

I went to TJMaxx for the first time in years yesterday during my lunch hour. They had so much there. Some of the clothes seemed expensive - I guess because they are popular brands. Other clothes were pretty cheap. I got a nice sweatshirt for $7 and two nice dressy 3/4 sleeve shirts for work.

There has been a lot of rain here the past few days. I kept getting flood alerts on my phone yesterday. I was going to go for a walk, but the rain kept me inside. I thought about using my Mom's treadmill, but my parents were watching a movie in that room. I didn't want to bug them. So instead, I didn't have a snack last night. I know that isn't the same thing, but at least I was looking out for myself a little bit.

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week!
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COWCUTTER05 9/5/2012 8:35PM

    That's awesome! I love cleaning out my closet!

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USMAWIFE 9/5/2012 2:34PM

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/5/2012 11:55AM

    That is great, the week I did that I started gaining again, of course it wasn't due to giving those clothes away

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MCJULIEO 9/5/2012 11:40AM

    Oh, how wonderful!

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CAGMUAHFO2 9/5/2012 9:43AM

    CONGRATS!!!! Doesn't it fel great to get rid of clothes that are too big. Keep up the great work. emoticon

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Why my Life is Wonderful Reason #125

Friday, August 31, 2012

My manager said I could walk to the bank today. It is gorgeous outside! I saw a fuzzy walking on the sidewalk so I moved him to the grass. It is a great day to be alive. Every day is!

I think we are getting out of work early today too! I am hoping I can get my X-ray done for my thumb/wrist after. The facility I have to go to is only open M-F 8-4 and I work M-F 830-530! So hopefully I can squeeze it in today and be done with it. Otherwise I will have to work through lunch a couple of days and go into work late or leave early one day.

I am still excited about kayaking tomorrow. Hopefully I don't fall in the water. I am not scared of the water, I just am worried I won't be able to get back into the kayak!

The other day I ordered a running belt from the internet. It has two water bottles and a pouch. I am hoping that motivates me to start my 5K training program. I should start getting up earlier to do it. That means I have to start going to bed earlier. I know I can do it- I just have to do it! Also, I am thinking about getting a cheap Timex or other digital watch to help with the timing. When I was younger I used to always wear a Shark watch! Man, I miss those =)

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. Even if you are working, try to stay happy! and KEEP SPARKING!! Don't give up!

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OLIVIANIGHT 9/4/2012 9:09AM

    A running belt would be awesome! I've dropped my water bottle so many times...
I hope you get your X-ray sorted soon, and that you have fun kayaking. I've never tried that before. Bet it's a good workout.

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AVONWITHJENN 8/31/2012 11:45PM

    Love your awesome attitude! Enjoy your weekend & stay dry.

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2HAMSDIET 8/31/2012 10:54PM

    emoticon Have fun kayaking.

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My first crockpot meal! and this weekend will have lots of exercise

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I took a Spark recipe & altered it a little bit. I added some zucchini & yellow squash. I also added red pepper flake & a jalapeņo! I used red kidney beans with low sodium instead of the ones listed. I prepped everything the night before. The meal cooked for 7 hours & I shredded the chicken when it was done & served it over some brown rice.

24 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 (16 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14.5 oz ) can petite diced tomatoes with basil and oregano or any style of canned tomatoes
1 dash salt
1 dash black pepper
2 t dried basil
1 t dried thyme

I want to make sure I don't slack off this weekend. I will be fine with the food, I just want to get in more exercise! I am going kayaking on Saturday - That will definitely be tough on my arms. and I hope I don't fall in! I want to get some more walking/running in. I went for a 30 min walk yesterday. No jogging yet. I did see a huge froggie at this little pond though!

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USMAWIFE 9/1/2012 9:09AM

    looks good. If you want to cut down on the sodium more, the kind of tomatoes you used also come in no salt

Have a great weekend

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2HAMSDIET 8/31/2012 10:53PM

    I use my crock pot on my busy days for some great no thinking meals. Thanks for sharing your recipe. emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 8/30/2012 6:29PM

    Looks yummy! Woo Hoo on the kayaking!
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SCARJOWANNABE 8/30/2012 11:51AM

    Yum, looks delish! Have fun kayaking

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ALICIALYNNE 8/30/2012 10:27AM

    Nothing wrong with adding extra veggies! Looks great!

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JKPONYGIRL 8/30/2012 9:48AM

    I love my slow cooker!
your recipe looks perfect especially with the extras

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